In the olden days, children used to play outside, in the mud, with a stick. I’m not saying things were better then, because they obviously weren’t – today’s lucky kids have got computer games, robot dogs and all kinds of other plastic wonderfulness. Of course, they can still go outside if they want, but if they do it’ll be riding on a little electric quadbike.
You know where you stand with most animals – a dog is a dog and a cat is a cat. There’s not much room for confusion. If you’re a tortoise, you’re 100% tortoise. If you’re a chimp, you’re 100% chimp. I’m 100% human, despite what some (rather unkind) people may have said.
The Antikythera mechanism (sometimes called the world’s first analogue computer) was constructed sometime between 100 and 150BC, but it was so complex that nothing similar was built again until around 1,500 years later.
It may sound like the name of a 70s progressive rock band, but The Prince Philip Movement is actually a religious cult from Vanuatu in the South Pacific. Unbelievable as it may seem, there are some villagers on the island of Tanna who really believe that Prince Philip (that’s our Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh) is a divine being.
During the Cold War, East and West competed in almost every arena – space exploration, building nuclear weapons, doping their athletes – however nowhere was this rivalry fiercer than in the world of kitsch international singing contests.
Unlike us, the villagers that live in Zalipie redecorate their homes in a particular style every year, all in the name of a tradition that started over a century ago.
Commonly known as the world’s most dangerous road, North Yungas Road is a 35-mile stretch between La Paz and Coroico in Bolivia and is estimated to claim the lives of 200-300 travellers every year.
The carving, found in a temple in Abydos, Egypt, features a number of unusual looking objects; the most striking of which is (what appears to be) a modern-style helicopter.
It’s said newborn human babies closely resemble their fathers. This is so that the father feels obliged to stick around and care for his unbelievably handsome/beautiful baby. I’m not really sure about this theory because most babies, to me, look a bit like Winston Churchill no matter who the father is. Anyway, it seems that this isn’t always the case when it comes to animal babies. These animal mums are obviously a lot more independent than us humans because their sprogs don’t look like their dads or, in fact, their mums…
With Easter almost here, what better time could there be to brush up on your egg knowledge? Here we’ll take a look at some world record eggs, some unusual ways of eating eggs and some other eggy facts that you can use to amaze your friends in between mouthfuls of chocolate…